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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Spanish Village.

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Spanish Village, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Spanish Village and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Spanish Village and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Spanish Village. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Spanish Village.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Aransas County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Aransas County sighting report from eBird.

Since Spanish Village is near Refugio County and also Calhoun County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Refugio County

Sighting report for Calhoun County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Spanish Village.

How Far From Spanish Village to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Spanish Village to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Spanish Village and extending to:

  • Rockport [Map], which is the Seat of Aransas County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Spanish Village to Rockport, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 146 miles [235 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,352 miles [2,175.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 53 days and walking would take 77 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,224 miles [11,625.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,945 miles [12,786.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,820 miles [9,366.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spanish Village ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bonnie View   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the West of Spanish Village   [Map]

City-by-the Sea   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Clark Station   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Green Lake   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North   [Map]

Holiday Beach   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Palm Harbor   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Rockport   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Seadrift   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Shell Ridge   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Communities Also Named Spanish Village ...

While the name Spanish Village is unique within Texas, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Texas

Colorado

Weld County

Our profile page for Spanish Village, Weld County   [Map]

Distance: About 942 miles [1,516 km] to the North Northwest.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Aransas County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Spanish Village. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Aransas County: www.co.aransas.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Spanish Village) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Spanish Village. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Spanish Village

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spanish Village. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 28.2761, Longitude: -96.8808     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spanish Village have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Spanish Village to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 319.328 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.192 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.106 degrees.

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